DAR Plants 'Never Forget Garden' at Barrington's Evergreen Cemetery

  • Members of Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR, celebrate the new "Never Forget Garden" at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington, IL -- (Kneeling, L-R) Project Patriot Chair Shenan Constantino, Deb Edlund, and Susan Olund. (Standing L-R) 1st Vice Regent Kathy Boyle, Kathy Casey, Diane Scholten, Ruth Groth, Pauline Boyle, Jane Laystrom, Regent Joyce Wright, Linda Wichman, and Donna Cardwell. Photo courtesy of Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR

    Members of Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR, celebrate the new "Never Forget Garden" at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington, IL -- (Kneeling, L-R) Project Patriot Chair Shenan Constantino, Deb Edlund, and Susan Olund. (Standing L-R) 1st Vice Regent Kathy Boyle, Kathy Casey, Diane Scholten, Ruth Groth, Pauline Boyle, Jane Laystrom, Regent Joyce Wright, Linda Wichman, and Donna Cardwell. Photo courtesy of Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR

 
 
Updated 6/8/2022 11:06 AM

Barrington, IL-based Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR, partnering with the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in observing the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C., planted a "Never Forget Garden."
The Chapter's Patriot Project Chair, Shenan Constantino, worked with Barrington's Evergreen Cemetery to lay the marker and plant a white tea rose named, JF Kennedy. Evergreen Cemetery donated the piece of land within the Veterans' section and the Chapter placed the marker and rose.
The Never Forget Garden and its significance were highlighted at the Village of Barrington's Memorial Day Ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery on Monday, May 30, 2022.
The marker reads: "This garden is a living tribute to all of America's veterans and their families. In silence and respect, this is a place to remember why millions of Americans have fought and died for our liberty and our freedom. Here we renew our promise to fulfill America's sacred duty to never forget. Here we renew our mutual pledge to support them with: 'Our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.'"
DAR chapters across the U.S. are planting "Never Forget" gardens in their communities. As more gardens are planted, more American citizens will be reminded of the American servicemen and women across the decades who made the ultimate sacrifice. For more information, visit YouTube and search for "Never Forget Garden Project."
The Signal Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was founded fifty years ago in Barrington, IL in 1972. NSDAR is a volunteer women's service organization headquartered in Washington, DC.
Due to fund-raising efforts throughout the year, the Chapter contributes financially to several 501 (c) (3) organizations whose missions support that of NSDAR: historic preservation, education, patriotism, conservation, and Native Americans.
NSDAR provides more than $1.5 million in scholarships annually. It is the largest group of participants in support of Wreaths Across America. Through its various programs and initiatives, NSDAR strives to increase the awareness of men and women who achieved American independence, including those of diverse backgrounds.
Since its founding in 1890 over one million women have joined both nationally and around the world. Membership in NSDAR is open to any woman aged 18 and over who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. For more information about the Barrington, IL- based chapter, visit: https://signalhilldar.com.

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